When it comes to the world of superyachts, size is everything!
Measuring 918ft in length and including a four-storey ski slope – complete with Apres Ski lodge – this insane boat is nearly double the length of the world’s currentbiggest superyacht, Azzam, owned by the Abu Dhabi royal family measuring 590ft.
The design is the brainchild of Austrian firm MOTION Code: BLUE and is planned to appeal to billionaires in the Gulf, who may like to celebrate their oil-based wealth with a superyacht designed to look like a tanker.
In fact, the world’s first tanker sized yacht will be called Imāra, based on the Arabic word for ‘Emirate’.
You will be able to entertain guests across 11 decks, store five helicopters on board, receive visitors arriving at the three helipads, and relax in the four-deck-high atrium, complete with waterfalls.
Wet garages will store tender boats and toys including speedboats and jet skis so guests can entertain themselves without having to head to the beach.
Not only will the hull be painted white and gold, the enormous area can be explored using custom BMW 13 electric cars to transport passengers form one end of the boat to another.
On board there will be eight two-storey VIP suites, another 12 guest cabins, theatres, four beach clubs with access to the sea, concert halls, libraries and offices.
A seafront gym will offer the perfect view while working out, tennis courts, spa and a selection of restaurants.
The centrepiece to the superyacht will be the four-storey ski slope, in case passengers tire of constant sunshine and beach clubs.
Christian Gumpold, managing director of Motion Code: Blue, said: ‘Motion Code: Blue defines itself as trendsetter in yacht design and has generated and pushed many trends in modern yacht design since its foundation back in 2009.
‘We have developed the world’s first tanker-sized yacht called Imara, which is based on the Arabic word for ’emirate’.
‘Based on the dimensions and hull geometries of common 280-metre long SuezMax tankers, the design studio’s concept was to improve the aesthetics of nowadays oil tankers by developing a private tanker-based yacht with emphasis to the preferences of Middle East clients who are willing to show their national pride and their country’s resources by using a modified and upcycled oil tanker as private luxury floating residence.
‘The overall exterior design concept was to generate a highly precious aesthetic combined with modern architecture-like elements but also incorporating every state-of-the art-superyacht feature.
‘The interior design of Imara is simply enormous.
‘With a length of 280m, a beam of 57m and a total of 11 decks, Imara set clearly new standards in private yachting.
‘It shows what is possible when thinking outside the box.’